Cyprus, Nicosia

Traffic Laws and fines in North Cyprus

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The laws regarding traffic violations in Northern Cyprus are quite strict, with a total of 175 different offenses. Fines are calculated based on the minimum wage, and as it increases, so do the fines.

The strictest fines are for driving under the influence and without a valid driver's license, which is equivalent to the minimum wage of 18,103 liras.

Fines in Northern Cyprus

  • Speeding within 20 km/h limit - 1810 TL
  • Speeding between 20 and 40 km/h - 2715 TL
  • Speeding over 40 km/h - 4525 TL
  • Dangerous driving - 3,620 TL
  • Failure to give way to emergency vehicles - 2715 TL
  • Driving without the owner's permission - 18103 TL
  • Driving an unregistered vehicle - 1810 TL
  • Driving a vehicle with unauthorized modifications - 7241 TL
  • Driving without a driver's license - 18103 TL
  • Driving with a blood alcohol content over 100 milligrams - 18103 TL
  • Driving with a blood alcohol content between 50 and 100 milligrams - 9051 TL
  • Driving without a student driver sign, if required - 1267 TL
  • Using worn-out tires - 1810 TL
  • Forgotten driver's license at home - 905 TL
  • Driving without a valid TRNC driver's license (after one month in the country) - 2715 TL
  • Driving without a rear-view mirror - 905 TL
  • Improper use of turn signals - 1810 TL
  • Driving without insurance - 4525 TL
  • Failure to yield at a roundabout - 1810 TL
  • Unnecessary use of horn - 1267 TL
  • Transporting more passengers than allowed - 905 TL
  • Transporting passengers in unauthorized areas - 2715 TL
  • Failure to use seat belts - 1810 TL
  • Absence of a child seat - 1810 TL
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians at intersections - 2715 TL
  • Overtaking from the left - 2715 TL
  • Riding a motorcycle without a helmet - 2715 TL
  • Driving without paying road tax - 4525 TL
  • Ignoring traffic lights - 3620 TL
  • Allowing an unauthorized person to drive your vehicle - 18103 TL
  • Driving with a driver's license from a different category - 18103 TL

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fines in Northern Cyprus

When does the police receive information from surveillance cameras?

Information from road cameras reaches the police no earlier than one month after the violation. You can check for fines at the nearest police station.

How much time is given to pay the fine?

You must pay the fine within 15 days. If payment is not made within the deadline, the fine doubles and you are given an additional 15 days to pay (for the doubled fine). After 30 days, if you still haven't paid the fine, the case is transferred to court.

Fines for driving under the influence (if more than 50 mg of alcohol is detected in the blood), fines for driving under the influence of drugs, fines for refusing an alcohol test, or fines for refusing to go to a police station or other institution equipped with devices to measure blood alcohol content must be paid within 3 days of being issued.

Where and how can I pay the fine?

Both fines issued by the traffic police and fines captured by cameras can be paid at a police station. Here we explain the payment process, and on this page, you can see the locations of police stations.

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